Chapter IV: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter IV: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill

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It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again, and looking anxiously about as it went, as if it had lost something; and she heard it muttering to itself ‘The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets! Where CAN I have dropped them, I wonder?’ Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair of white kid gloves, and she very good–naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen—everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.

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Chapter III: A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter III: A Caucus-Race And A Long Tale

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They were indeed a queer–looking party that assembled on the bank—the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable.

The first question of course was, how to get dry again: they had a consultation about this, and after a few minutes it seemed quite natural to Alice to find herself talking familiarly with them, as if she had known them all her life. Indeed, she had quite a long argument with the Lory, who at last turned sulky, and would only say, ‘I am older than you, and must know better’; and this Alice would not allow without knowing how old it was, and, as the Lory positively refused to tell its age, there was no more to be said.

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Chapter II: The Pool Of Tears


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter II: The Pool Of Tears

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‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ‘now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good–bye, feet!’ (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). ‘Oh, my poor little feet, I wonder who will put on your shoes and stockings for you now, dears? I’m sure I shan’t be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can;—but I must be kind to them,’ thought Alice, ‘or perhaps they won’t walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I’ll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.’

And she went on planning to herself how she would manage it. ‘They must go by the carrier,’ she thought; ‘and how funny it’ll seem, sending presents to one’s own feet! And how odd the directions will look!

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Chapter I: Down The Rabbit-Hole


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Chapter I: Down The Rabbit-Hole

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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy–chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Front Page


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a work of children’s literature by the English mathematician and author, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is fraught with satirical allusions to Dodgson’s friends and to the lessons that British schoolchildren were expected to memorize. The Wonderland described in the tale plays with logic in ways that has made the story of lasting popularity with children as well as adults. The book is often referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland. This alternate title was popularized by the numerous film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years. Some printings of this title contain both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

  • Year Published: 1865
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 5.5
  • Word Count: 28,423
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Keywords: 19th century literature, british literature, children’s literature, curiosity, growing up, identity

To access artwork from the 1889 Harper’s publication, visit the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland collection on ClipArt ETC.

Source: Carroll, L. (1865). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. London: MacMillan Publishing Co.

CHAPTER I: DOWN THE RABBIT-HOLE
Alice, bored by her sister’s reading, follows a passing rabbit down a hole.
CHAPTER II: THE POOL OF TEARS
Alice increases in size after finishing the cake, causing her to question her own identity. Alice, having fallen in water, swims to shore.
CHAPTER III: A CAUCUS-RACE AND A LONG TALE
Now on the bank, Alice receives a history lesson from a mouse. Alice’s story of her Dinah cat causes all the other animals to run away.
CHAPTER IV: THE RABBIT SENDS IN A LITTLE BILL
Alice is once again approached by the White Rabbit, but finds herself once again changed after having a drink. Alice ventures to the top of a giant mushroom.
CHAPTER V: ADVICE FROM A CATERPILLAR
The Caterpillar tells Alice how to change her size.
CHAPTER VI: PIG AND PEPPER
Upon exiting the woods, Alice enters a house and is introduced to the Duchess and Cheshire Cat.
CHAPTER VII: A MAD TEA-PARTY
Alice attends the Mad Hatter’s Tea-Party.
CHAPTER VIII: THE QUEEN’S CROQUET-GROUND
Alice, now in the garden, meets the Queen and King. Alice is spectator to a rather unusual croquet match.
CHAPTER IX: THE MOCK TURTLE’S STORY
Following the conclusion of the croquet game, Alice is sent to visit the Mock Turtle.
CHAPTER X: THE LOBSTER QUADRILLE
The Mock Turtle and Gryphon demonstrate a dance for Alice. As the Mock Turtle finishes his song, Alice is whisked away.
CHAPTER XI: WHO STOLE THE TARTS?
Alice witnesses the many strange behaviors of the King, Queen and attendees of the trial. Alice is called to testify.
CHAPTER XII: ALICE’S EVIDENCE
Alice’s testimony angers the Queen, resulting in a harsh sentence before the verdict is read. Amidst the sudden chaos of Wonderland, Alice suddenly finds herself in more familiar surroundings.

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